The evolving story of this iconic species in Scotland is a complex one. It is explored in this blog on Scotland’s Nature (20 October 2022). This also touches how our long connection with deer is reflected in the Gaelic language, and how deer impact on woodland in the landscape.
Buglife share information on “Strathmore B-Lines - People & Pollinators in Strathmore”. This is an exciting new Buglife project which aims to restore 20 hectares of grassland and nectar rich habitats, at 20 sites between Dunkeld and Montrose. This webpage includes an ‘Introduction to pollinators’ video. If you are a [...]
A new report has been announced (19 August 2022) on ‘The Attraction of Agroecology and the barriers faced by new entrants pursuing agroecological farming and landwork’. The recommendations include the need to build skills and knowledge by incorporating agroecological farming and food production into school curriculums and careers advice.
Greenspace Scotland report on this as Project of the Month in their July bulletin. This article describes how Dundee City Council now have 27 sites across the city that they manage in new ways, as either biodiversity-rich meadows (‘biodiversity grasslands’) or less-intensively managed grasslands (‘naturalised grasslands’). The council were encouraged [...]
Check out these informative blog posts shared by the Grow Wild news team: What leaves reveal about wildflowers Why wildflowers smell UK native plants: The meaning and the misconceptions You've sowed your wildflowers...now what?
This post in Scotland’s Nature (24 May 2022) explores some of the projects which aim to restore nature at scale, with a link to the full report. The report describes what’s really happening, both in Scotland, the wider UK, and Europe. Many of the case studies refer to education opportunities [...]
Buglife have created over 50 pollinator hotspots along the B-lines route, and more are planned. Check out the activity going on in Scotland. Is there anything happening near you? Look at the B-lines map to see where more needs doing. This article in The Conversation (12 May 2022), explores ‘Bee [...]